Cincinnati Preschool Promise http://wvxu.org en Preschool Promise plan could save big dollars, study finds http://wvxu.org/post/preschool-promise-plan-could-save-big-dollars-study-finds <p>A University of Cincinnati study suggests Cincinnati could save $48 million if its <a href="http://cincy-promise.org" target="_blank">Preschool Promise</a> plan is successful.</p><p>The UC Economics Center report finds the economic benefit per three-year-old class could be as large as $69.1 million if all students enrolled in the plan. However, it says similar programs in other cities usually have about 70 percent participation - leading to the $48.4 million estimate.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:01:48 +0000 Tana Weingartner 23609 at http://wvxu.org Preschool Promise plan could save big dollars, study finds KnowledgeWorks http://wvxu.org/post/knowledgeworks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Studies show a quality education is critical to a child’s early development and continued success throughout life. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:30:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 22961 at http://wvxu.org KnowledgeWorks Effort underway to increase access to preschool education http://wvxu.org/post/effort-underway-increase-access-preschool-education <p>Business and Community leaders are coming together to launch a city-wide initiative to get more - if not all- kids in pre-school.</p><p>Studies show children who attend pre-school do better in school and in life. Advocates point out nearly 90 percent of a child's brain is developed before age five but kids typically enter kindergarten at age six.</p><p>The <a href="http://4cforchildren.org/Promise/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Preschool Promise</a> aims to be a public/private partnership.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:39:53 +0000 Tana Weingartner 11723 at http://wvxu.org Effort underway to increase access to preschool education